First, Joshua Bell’s sector generator is fully up-and-running again!It saves sectors in both PDF and bitmap files, and has two forms of input, to suit how you like to work…
(And it works for subsectors as well! Just put in the sector data, then put in the subsector letter – A to P – to get the cut you’re looking for.)
Second, I just got Foxit PhantomPDF Express. It makes sharp PDFs from bitmap files. What this means is that you can save the bitmap file for the sector, manipulate it, then save it in PDF. I plan to save the sector map in Atlas (black& white) from Mr. Bell’s site, then colour it in, then save it in PDF, then put it in the new Stellar Reaches issue….
PCs love shoot-outs and crazy stunts, Referees love their storytelling and plot-management on the fly, but Setting Builders love their histories and their maps. (I’m not a real Game Designer: those guys need to love math and stats, especially in a tech-heavy, realism-friendly game like Traveller.)
PS: Foxit PhantomPDF Express is free for 30-35 days. There are ways you can get a very cheap license – about $2.00 – or pay full price, about $30.00. (They have a sale on, which will end on July 31). Visit their website for more info.